A funny thing happened to me today. on the way to consciousness. I dreamt that I knew the answer to the eternal question – “Which came first, the eggplant or the egg?”The last few days have been packed with food, wine, sun and pleasure but they have come with a price. The price has been tiredness resulting in my passing a great deal of time in the realm of Morpheus, not finding the time (or will) to post on my blog and not looking after the pool which, in a fit of pique, has gone green. It looks like “la rentrée” has arrived – in my case a rentrée to reality. During this semi comatose period I haven’t been cooking for photography, instead I have been taking pictures of the fabulous food prepared by Mary Cadogan for a feature to be published, about her marvellous cookery school, in “France Magazine”. Today, I hope to continue in the time honoured fashion of cooking and snapping. We have an eminent blogger, http://talesofambrosia.com , coming to do a food photography course in a couple of days, so I need to return to full digital and culinary consciousness. It would be nice if our delinquent swimming pool had a similar sense of duty.